DIY Liquid Hand Soap Recipe for Eczema
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If you have eczema, try this DIY liquid hand soap recipe for eczema.  This eczema soap recipe is good for the whole family, and you can use it for dry skin even if you don't have eczema.


When my kids were babies, I fully expected at least one to battle eczema.  Caleb had several allergies and immune problems, so I was just waiting for a skin rash to pop up as well.  Fortunately, none of them had anything more than dry skin.

 
Unfortunately, the eczema hit me.  I'd rather it be me than them because it's really uncomfortable and so hard to get rid of.  

 
I know that I can't use most hand soaps or I'll have a flare up.  I'm in a flare up right now, but I don't know what, if anything, caused it.  


After talking to a few people, eczema seems to flare up worse in the spring when it's allergy season.  My allergies have been awful this year, so this could have some truth to this theory.


Regardless of how it started, I need some relief.  I made my own eczema soap recipe, which helps my skin and saves me money.  


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The first eczema recipe that I'm sharing is my DIY liquid hand soap recipe for eczema.  This homemade soap for eczema is gentle on your skin and has a carrier oil and essential oils to help promote skin healing and calm irritated skin.


I'll have several DIY eczema recipes coming in the next few weeks, so be sure to sign up for my newsletter if you don't want to miss the recipes.


Don't let the title of this post scare you away if you don't have eczema. Simply swap out the carrier oil if desired and use up to 20 drops of the essential oil of your choice.  Of course, you can also make it with no essential oils.


However, this eczema soap recipe is great for all skin types, including dry skin.


DIY Liquid Hand Soap for Eczema


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If you want to make a true liquid soap from scratch, then you'll need potassium hydroxide.  That's not something that I keep on hand, so I wanted an easier recipe.


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I've tried grating a bar of soap and adding water to make it thin enough for a hand soap.  This kind of works, but I haven't found a way to make it a uniform consistency.  


It always turns out partly watery and partly slimy.  Yuck.  The watery part doesn't clean, and the slimy part just clogs up the soap dispenser. 

 
I hadn't been making castile soap for eczema lately because castile soap is fairly expensive at $10-$16 per 16 ounces.  Last week, I was at Bolek's and found castile soap for $10 for a 32 ounce bottle!  


For more eczema recipes, check out these posts:



Which Liquid Soap is Best for Eczema?


I like to make my own homemade soap for eczema, but I realize that not everyone has the time or desire to make their own hand soap for eczema.  If you want to buy a soap, I recommend the following:



How Do You Wash Your Hands With Eczema?


It's important to wash your hands often to prevent the spread of germs, but frequent hand washing can irritate eczema.  In addition to using a gentle hand soap for eczema, try these tips:


  • Avoid hot water because it can dry out your skin.  Instead, use lukewarm temperature water.
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more.
  • Rinse your hands well to remove soap residue.
  • Pat your hands dry after using liquid hand soap for eczema.  Avoid rubbing them.
  • Avoid air dryers if possible.  Use towels to reduce drying out your skin.
  • Moisturize your hands after washing.  It's best to apply a lotion or cream while your hands are still damp.

What Ingredients Should I Avoid With Eczema?



Some ingredients can make your eczema worse, so it's best to avoid them in an eczema DIY soap.  Look for a liquid hand soap for eczema that does have any of the following ingredients:

  • Urea
  • Fragrance oils
  • Lanolin
  • Ethanol
  • Retinoids
  • Propylene glycol
  • Cocamidopropyl betaine
  • Glycolic acid
  • Salicylic acid
  • Methylparaben

What Ingredients Help Eczema?


There are several ingredients that are used in an eczema soap recipe to improve your skin.  The following ingredients are said to help eczema:



Homemade Soap for Eczema Ingredients


I wanted to make a recipe for castile soap for eczema because it's an easy recipe meant for even the non DIYer to make at home.  Here are the ingredients that I used my eczema DIY soap and what they are for.


Distilled Water


Since there's no preservative in this eczema soap recipe, it's important to use distilled water.  Your tap water and even bottled water can have bacteria that won't be harmful if you drink it, but that bacteria can grow and multiply in this recipe until it's not safe to use.


Liquid Castile Soap


Liquid castile soap makes an excellent gentle hand soap for eczema.  It's a very mild soap that's made with olive oil or olive oil and coconut oil.  In fact, you can use castile soap for eczema on your hands or body.


Vitamin E Oil


I like to use vitamin E in many of my recipes because it's a powerful antioxidant.  If you have eczema, you don't want to skip this oil.


Vitamin E is nourishing for your skin, and it's high in antioxidants.  I love using this oil in my homemade soap for eczema for its benefits.


Avocado Oil


Avocado oil is one of my favorite oils for eczema so I wanted to use it in my eczema soap recipe.  The fatty acids help nourish the skin and keep the skin moisturized.  Since it's an oil, it won't rinse off of your hands, so you'll reap the benefits for hours.



Helichrysum Essential Oil


Helichrysum essential oil is similar to chamomile essential oil, so it's a gentle oil to use on your skin in this eczema soap recipe.


It's naturally anti-inflammatory, and it's said to promote cellular turnover.


This is my favorite oil to use for eczema because it works so well on my skin.


READ Helichrysum Benefits for Skin and Hair


Cedarwood Essential Oil


Cedarwood essential oil can help reduce inflammation when used in an eczema DIY soap.  It also helps balance sebum production to treat dry, itchy skin.


Lavender Essential Oil


Lavender essential oil is very gentle, so it's a good oil to use when trying to heal the skin.  It's antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.  It's also soothing when used topically on damaged skin.


You could also use neroli essential oil or geranium essential oil in place of the lavender.


Tea Tree Oil


Sometimes you can get a secondary infection if you scratch and break open the skin.  Tea tree oil is a natural antiseptic, so it helps kill germs when you use this eczema DIY soap.


Eczema DIY Soap Ingredients and Supplies



Homemade Soap For Eczema Direcitons



STEP #1 


Add the distilled water, vitamin E oil, avocado oil, and essential oils to the soap bottle.  Shake gently to mix.


STEP #2


Add the castile soap.  Swirl the bottle rather than shake it to mix it well.  


Do not add the castile soap first or it will bubble and you won't be able to fit the other ingredients in the bottle.


If you need a natural eczema treatment, try this DIY liquid hand soap for eczema.  Eczema remedies hand mean using the right soap and the right lotion.  If you have eczema on hands, your soap may be making it worse.  This DIY eczema treatment has carrier oils that promote skin healing.  This treatment for eczema is so easy to make in just a few minutes  The entire family can use this eczema treatment.  #eczema #essentialoils #carrieroils #diy #liquidsoap #soap #diysoap #diyliquidsoap

I reused a bottle from store bought soap.  There are some brands of soap that don't irritate my skin, so I do buy Soft Soap when it's on sale.  If you do reuse a bottle, try this non-toxic sticker remover to take the glue from the label off.  

 
Normally, I tell you to double or triple recipes to save time, but you can't do that with this one.  
This recipe doesn't have a preservative.  Even though you use distilled water, it could still get creepy crawlies in it.  I recommend that you only make this recipe if you'll use it within a few weeks.  


I have three kids who think they need to use half of a bottle of soap each time they wash up, so we always use this before anything happens.

 
If the color or smell is off, toss it immediately.  Better safe than sorry!


If you need a natural eczema treatment, try this DIY liquid hand soap for eczema.  Eczema remedies hand mean using the right soap and the right lotion.  If you have eczema on hands, your soap may be making it worse.  This DIY eczema treatment has carrier oils that promote skin healing.  This treatment for eczema is so easy to make in just a few minutes  The entire family can use this eczema treatment.  #eczema #essentialoils #carrieroils #diy #liquidsoap #soap #diysoap #diyliquidsoap

That said, I make castile soap concentrate to clean with.  I use boiled tap water.  I leave it on the shelf for months at a time with no problems.



Not ready to make your own DIY liquid hand soap recipe for eczema?  Try one of these from Amazon or Etsy:



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eczema, hand soap, liquid soap
Yield: 1 bottle
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $5

DIY Liquid Hand Soap for Eczema

prep time: 5 Mperform time: 5 Mtotal time: 10 M
How to make a gentle hand soap for eczema with liquid castile soap.

materials:

  • 1/2 cup liquid castile soap
  • 1/2 cup distilled water
  • 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 12 drops helichrysum essential oil
  • 6 drops cedarwood essential oil or lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops tea tree oil

tools:

  • Funnel
  • Measuring cups
  • Bottle

steps:

  1. Add the distilled water, vitamin E oil, avocado oil, and essential oils to the soap bottle. Shake gently to mix.
  2. Add the castile soap. Swirl the bottle rather than shake it to mix it well.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.